World Class Performing Groups Join Forces to Create First-Ever South Jersey / Philly-area Marching Percussion Skills Development Event

  “A Day of Drumming” Comes to West Deptford High School on Saturday, May 22 Two of the country’s premiere “Marching Arts” performance ensembles have come together to create an unprecedented one-day educational experience for everyone interested in the world of marching percussion. The Southern New Jersey-based Jersey Surf World Class Drum Corps and United … Read more →

Jersey Surf Mourns the Loss of Board Member Gary Wolfrom

With profound sadness, the Jersey Surf organization joins with our friends from the Black Watch Independent Color Guard in announcing the passing of Surf Board Member, volunteer, supporter and our friend, Gary Wolfrom. Born in Palmyra, New Jersey and raised in nearby Mount Laurel, Gary was the son of the late John and Claudette Wolfrom … Read more →

Local Operations Are The Focus of 2021 Season Plan

  With stringent COVID-19 protocols in our state and the neighboring states in which the preponderance of our members, staff and volunteers reside, the Jersey Surf Board of Directors will focus all 2021 programming on local activities exclusively. As such, the organization will not produce a traditional touring World Class Drum Corps for the 2021 … Read more →

Jamieson, Bonar named 2020 DCI Scholarship Recipients

Jersey Surf members Lauren Jamieson and Shelby Bonar have been selected as recipients of two different scholarships offered by organizations in cooperation with Drum Corps International. The IN STEP: Women of DCI program began in January of 2018 to support the participation of women in all facets of DCI and marching music performing arts — … Read more →

United We Stand. #BlackLivesMatter

In the drum corps activity, every person contributes to a larger whole; such that it is impossible to say “I” – only “WE.” We know that once our performers trade their uniforms and equipment for their street clothes, some face the added burden of racial injustice. Some of our members go from pursuing and achieving … Read more →

Surf Hosts Don’t Stop The Music Virtual Fun/Walk This Summer

  With the nation on lockdown and the DCI season effectively canceled for 2020, the Jersey Surf wants to rally our community of performers and drum corps fans for the Don’t Stop The Music Virtual Run/Walk. While dues and show fees go to keeping performers and staff housed, fed, and on the road, each corps … Read more →

Light Up the Jersey Surf’s Future for #GivingTuedayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020, #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Alongside many corps within DCI, Jersey Surf has been affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, … Read more →

March Brass Section Rehearsal Weekend Moves to “Virtual Camp” Plan

As people everywhere work to curb the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the Jersey Surf is shifting its plans for the coming weekend to help minimize potential exposure through person-to-person contact and to ensure continuity in its winter educational program and preparation for the 2020 Drum Corps International Tour. “In light of the considerable … Read more →

Surf Kicks Off 2019 Surf Holiday Campaign with #GivingTuesday

As the calendar year draws to a close, the excitement is just beginning for a new generation of marching musicians and color guard performers who will be living out their dream of taking part in the 2020 Drum Corps International Tour and the 30th Anniversary Season of the Jersey Surf. During this season of giving, … Read more →

Generous Donor Strives to Facilitate Inexpensive “World Class Experience” for Prospective New & Returning Members

A generous drum corps fan wishing to remain anonymous asked the Jersey Surf to consider a proposal to expose a potentially larger number of prospective performers to the DCI World Class experience by covering a significant portion of the organization’s facility rental, vehicle rental and meal expenses for the November 22-24 “Experience & Audition Camp” … Read more →